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eDNA tool detecting endangered frog species in BC

March 28, 2019 | UVic News

A new genetic tool developed by University of Victoria researchers can detect an endangered species’ DNA from water, making environmental impact assessments more effective and reliable. The eDNA—or environmental DNA—technology detects the presence of a species in a matter of days .… Helbing and her coworkers at UVic and Hemmera Envirochem Inc. used the technology, which has a patent pending, to confirm the presence of the coastal tailed frog west of Lillooet, BC.

The Copyright & Scholarly Communications Office congratulates Caren Helbing and her team on their success and invite’s readers to explore some of her recent work in UVicSpace.